- Additional Information
- Product Benefits
Flax Seed Oil comes from the seeds of the flax plant (Linum usitatissimum, L.). Flax Seed Oil contains both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which are needed for health. Flax Seed Oil contains the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which the body converts into eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil. Omega-3 fatty acids, usually from fish oil, have been shown to help manage inflammation and support the body’s resistance to certain chronic health problems.
Getting a good balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in the diet is important. These essential fats are both examples of polyunsaturated fatty acids, or PUFAs. Omega-3 fatty acids help reduce inflammation, while many omega-6 fatty acids tend to contribute to inflammation. A healthy diet should consist of roughly 2 – 4 times fewer omega-6 fatty acids than omega-3 fatty acids.
People who follow a Mediterranean diet tend to have an increased HDL, or “good” cholesterol level. The Mediterranean diet emphasizes fish and healthy fats, such as olive oil, and has a healthy balance between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Whole grains, root and green vegetables, daily portions of fruit, fish and poultry, olive and canola oils, and ALA (from flax seed, flax seed oil, and walnuts) are also part of the Mediterranean diet. Red meat and saturated fats are not part of the diet. Some small studies show flax seed oil has beneficial effects on cholesterol levels.
Eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts or legumes, and ALA rich foods may substantially reduce the recurrence of heart disease. One of the best ways to help prevent and treat heart disease is to eat a diet that is low in saturated and trans fat and rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (including omega-3 fatty acids from flax seed and fish). Evidence suggests that people who eat an ALA rich diet are less likely to suffer serious heart conditions. ALA may support a healthy heart through a variety of ways, including making platelets less “sticky,” managing inflammation and promoting blood vessel health. Several human studies also suggest that diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids (including ALA) may support healthy blood pressure.
Sjogren’s syndrome (Dry Eye)
Preliminary evidence that suggests taking 1 – 2 g of flaxseed per day can help manage the symptoms of dry eye in people with Sjogren’s syndrome. Sjogren’s syndrome is an autoimmune condition where the immune system attacks glands in the body that produce moisture, like salivary and tear glands.
Some evidence suggests flax seed oil may be beneficial for women who experience PMS or in menopause when experiencing hot flushes. It has also been suggested that positive benefits for breast and prostate health are achievable with flax seed oil. Skin condition, digestive and bowel health may all be supported by taking flax seed oil.
|Organic Flax Seed Oil||1000mg|
|Alpha Linolenic Acid (Omega 3)||550mg|
|Linoleic Acid (Omega 6)||150mg|
|Oleic Acid (Omega 9)||150mg|
|Natural Vitamin E||5mg|
Free from sugar, yeast, dairy, lactose, egg, wheat, corn, gluten, nuts, artificial colouring, preservatives or flavours. Certified organic & GMO-free.